Mirissa Beach, Mirissa

4.3
Crystal clear waters, unblemished scenery, and a fun little night market await you at Mirissa Beach. Not too commercial or touristy, the beach offers peace and quiet as you lie down on one of the sun beds lined up along the coast. Rougher waters make for great body surfing, and the rocks harbor some marine life to observe while snorkeling. You might be surprised to hear that whales and dolphins--even giant blue whales--live in the water off this beach, so keep your eyes open. During the evening, tables with fresh produce line up along the coast, so be sure to take your pick from the delicious options available. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Mirissa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mirissa Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Had a lot of restaurants and if you were on the right hand side it was a lot quieter. You can surf there. The only downside was the amount of stray dogs.  more »
  • Careful development allowed by the authorities. No huge towering hotels. You can have the beach to your self. By the Barefoot contessa. Stay at Hangover Hostel which also has a couple of nice private ...  more »
  • Very pretty beach, clean, parrot rock close by but rough during September/October. Red flags were up and unable to swim.  more »
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  • Chilled out beach. Good for a quick weekend getaway, however there are less crowded beaches nearby as well. There are a few places with rooms right on the beach, and some more down the little lanes heading into the beach. Driving large vehicles into those roads can be a little difficult though.
  • Very popular place for clubbing and beach parties. Lot of famous places near beach for beach parties. Might be a good idea to consult an experienced local for safe places to swim in sea. During seasons, it tend to get over crowded. Must visit place for anyone. Awesome experience.
  • A nice cool place for beach lovers. Cool and rush beach. Rest places are nice too. A variety of hotels. Clean beach with lovely waves
  • This beach is the best thing about the whole of Sri Lanka. We spent 3 days in Mirissa and they weren't enough. It is a paradise. This beach is specifically suited to surfer. The beach is shallow the waves are really intense. It's a crescent beach and you could stand at any point any look at the entire beach. There are multiple shacks here as well and you could simple lounge on the sand. The sand is soft and golden. Unlike some other beaches, Mirissa is very tourist friendly and currently the shack owners disallow local vendors to sell on this beach. I will keep going back to Mirissa repeatedly. I love this place
  • Beautiful beache w lots of bars&restaurants alongside. You can have freshly caught fish around dinner time, but you'd better haggle over the price. Lots of young crowd having party overnight, so you might not want to have beach front accommodation. You can also buy a whale watching ticket on the beach.
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